There are plenty of golf courses in Cornwall. Below are some of the more local ones and some of those considered the finest.
St Mellion (< 2 miles) has two 18-hole golf courses – the internationally renowned championship Nicklaus course (6626 yards, par 72), and the Kernow course (5927 yards, par 70). Green fees vary depending on the day of the week and the time of year – for details see www.st-mellion.co.uk
T 01579 352000 SN PL12 6SD W www.st-mellion.co.uk/golf/
China Fleet (4 miles) – with wonderful views over the River Tamar, China Fleet in nearby Saltash claims some of the most dramatic scenery in the South West. The 18-hole championship course is 6551 yards and par 72. Spa, swimming pool, leisure activities and crèche also available.
T 01752 854665 SN PL12 6LJ W www.china-fleet.co.uk
Lostwithiel (20 miles) off the A390, is set in wooded hills above the banks of the river Fowey. 18 hole course (5984 yards, par 72). Green fees vary depending on time of year and day of the week. They also do day passes for the gym, tennis courts and indoor pool.
T 01208 87382 SN PL22 0HQ W lostwithielgolfclub.com
Launceston (15 miles) is another attractive course.18-hole course (6385 yards, par 70). Spectacular countryside views over both Dartmoor and Bodmin Moors, with majestic views of the historic town and castle.
T 01566 773442 SN PL15 8HF W www.launcestongolfclub.co.uk
St Enodoc (30 miles) at Rock has 2 courses. The main course is the Church Course (6243 yards, par 69) which has good sea views. The Holywell course, which is shorter (4103 yards, par 63) does not have the sea views.
T 01208 863216 SN PL27 6LD W www.st-enodoc.co.uk/come-and-play
Trevose (40 miles) at Constantine Bay, Padstow, is another renowned course. 18-hole championship course (6608 yards, par 71); handicap certificate required for 18-hole course. They also have two 9-hole courses: 3031 yards, par 35, and 1360 yards, par 29. Other facilities include tennis courts and outdoor pool.
T 01841 520208 SN PL28 8JB W www.trevose-gc.co.uk
As we are close to Devon, the courses at Yelverton, Tavistock and Dartmouth are also all within easy reach (30-45 minutes drive).
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